How to Create a Beautiful Canvas

Create a beautiful floral canvas with Art Anthology!!

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How to Create a Beautiful Canvas
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Start by painting a nice even layer of heavy white gesso to your canvas, frames, and Fairy. Allow these to dry.

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Once dry, use black archival ink and a few stamps to randomly add some black to the canvas.

Once dry, use black archival ink and a few stamps to randomly add some black to the canvas.

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Next, Spray AA Colorations sprays one at a time, drying in between. Spritz with water and move ink around, allowing it to run both up and down the canvas. Sky Avocado and Peacock feathers used here.

Next, Spray AA Colorations sprays one at a time, drying in between. Spritz with water and move ink around, allowing it to run both up and down the canvas. Sky Avocado and Peacock feathers used here.

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Add some texture using Art Anthology Mud and the AA cracked stencil. Use AA Velvet in Limeaid with foliage part of the AA Inspired Grunge Stencil. Let Dry

Add some texture using Art Anthology Mud and the AA cracked stencil. Use AA Velvet in Limeaid with foliage part of the AA Inspired Grunge Stencil. Let Dry

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While allowing canvas to dry, Add some color lightly to fairy using AA Patina Set. Sprinkle iridescent embossing powder and heat set for a twinkling effect.

While allowing canvas to dry, Add some color lightly to fairy using AA Patina Set. Sprinkle iridescent embossing powder and heat set for a twinkling effect.

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Use a matte gel or strong adhesive to apply smaller frame to canvas. Add some cheesecloth using white gesso. Spray some more colorations sprays and water onto the cheesecloth randomly.

Use a matte gel or strong adhesive to apply smaller frame to canvas. Add some cheesecloth using white gesso. Spray some more colorations sprays and water onto the cheesecloth randomly.

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Adhere larger frame and begin placing flowers. (Larger frame will have stamped sentiment and glass replaced prior to this step.) not pictured

Adhere larger frame and begin placing flowers. (Larger frame will have stamped sentiment and glass replaced prior to this step.) not pictured

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Position Fairy on bottom corner of top frame and top corner of bottom frame and adhere with matte gel or other strong adhesive. Add some AA Limeaid Velvet to leaves.

Position Fairy on bottom corner of top frame and top corner of bottom frame and adhere with matte gel or other strong adhesive. Add some AA Limeaid Velvet to leaves.

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Add some art stones and do a bit of splattering with watered down white gesso. Mix AA  Minx Panache and a bit of water and do some splatters with it as well.

Add some art stones and do a bit of splattering with watered down white gesso. Mix AA Minx Panache and a bit of water and do some splatters with it as well.

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Add micro beads, glass melange stones, and a die cut or fussy cut butterfly embellishment.

Add micro beads, glass melange stones, and a die cut or fussy cut butterfly embellishment.

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Add more splatters of white gesso and brush gesso over flowers. Use the brown in AA patina Set and some AA Sorbet in Kenyan Copper to lightly brush around edges of canvas to create a vignette.

Add more splatters of white gesso and brush gesso over flowers. Use the brown in AA patina Set and some AA Sorbet in Kenyan Copper to lightly brush around edges of canvas to create a vignette.

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And there it is! A lovely bright colored canvas to hang in your home or give as a gift!

And there it is! A lovely bright colored canvas to hang in your home or give as a gift!

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Thanks so much for watching this tutorial! I hope it has inspired you to get creative! All of the Art Anthology products used here are available to purchase online at www.artanthology.net/

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Thanks again! Please join us on Facebook and share what you create using Art Anthology!! Our link is https://www.facebook.com/groups/741057632686564/

Thanks again! Please join us on Facebook and share what you create using Art Anthology!! Our link is www.facebook.com/groups/74105…

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